Orange County

Graduation Photos - Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park

Congratulations to this beautiful graduate!! We had so much fun with this graduation session at Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park. This beauty wanted an outdoor feel for her graduation photos so we suggested Thomas F. Riley, a hidden gem in South Orange County. This park is filled with tons of rustic locations and golden fields. Since she was nervous (never having worked with a professional photographer) and didn't know what to expect, her mom was thrilled when we had her laughing for some beautiful candid photo moments. We truly had a wonderful time photographing this lovely lady. Graduation photos are so much fun and such a beautiful memory for the family to cherish.

Thee Olde Chapel Wedding, Riverside

Our bride got ready at her family home where we captured her and her bridesmaids having a blast getting ready for her big day. We loved capturing these girls in their matching outfits! After photographing these lovely ladies we headed over to photograph some awesome moments with the guys. This groom and his groomsmen were nothing but jokes and laughs. Good friends are hard to come by but it’s clear this bride and groom found them. :) After photographing some fun moments of this groom with his guys, it was time to head the to the chapel.

If you're in search of an old world enchanting chapel, check out Thee Olde Chapel in Riverside, California. This chapel gives off such a romantic warm feel that’s absolutely perfect for a wedding. While it’s just moments before the wedding it’s time for this gorgeous bride to put on her wedding dress. While her mom and maid of honor helped zip her up, all the bridesmaids had tears in their eyes. To say this bride was stunning in her dress would be an understatement. She was beautiful and glowing in her long fitted wedding gown. With the bride all dressed and ready it’s time for this couple to say "I do." The wedding was perfect and filled with laughs, tears, and special moments to treasure forever. After the wedding we photographed the family, bridal party together, and of course captured some romantic photos of just the bride and groom.

The wedding reception was held in the backyard of the bride’s family home. This backyard was gorgeous and the perfect size for this intimate wedding reception. One of the best parts about having a backyard wedding reception is that you can do whatever you want to your own backyard. You can have actual candles lit, you can bring your own cake and serve whatever food you would like, etc. We love backyard weddings and the special intimate feel that they bring to a wedding day. This wedding reception was filled with awesome dance moves, laughs, and really tasty food. This was one perfect night filled with the couple doing a grand exit through a tunnel of all their closest friends and family and driving off into the night in a limo. 

We are so happy for these two newlyweds and know that they will have a lifetime of happiness together and hopefully lots have adorable babies!! Congratulations to the bride and groom and thank you for choosing us us to be your Orange County Wedding Photographers.

Wedding Venue - Thee Olde Chapel  

Videographer - Cam Beverly Productions 

Dj - DJ Josiah

Private Estate & Pomona Valley Mining Company Wedding

This striking outside of the box wedding took place at a private estate, what made it so touch is that it is the grooms parents house. The 360 degree views at their estate wedding were stunning. They captured the haunting beauty of desert life right down to the magnificent Joshua trees. The estate was decorated with lush and beautiful flowers, an area with vineyards, and a majestic Arabian stallion to photograph with after the wedding ceremony. We love the unique way of photographing a private estate wedding. The innovative decorations are exclusive to just this bride and groom. Such a romantic place to celebrate love and marriage. Following the ceremony the reception was held at the Pomona Valley Mining Company. This spectacular venue is nestled on a mountain cliff with beautiful views. The reception ballroom overlooks the city lights making for the perfect location to celebrate.

Our Southern California wedding photography services were not only at this couples wedding, we also were also honored to photograph their engagement session. We had an outstanding photography session, allowing us to capture so many sensational photos. It's always a good thing to plan an engagement session with your wedding photographer. Having that photo session allows you to get to know your photographer and them to get to know you.  You want to make sure you get along well together and that you love the photos that you receive. Kathryn and Christopher are so thoughtful and kind, we loved being their wedding photographers. These two made capturing their love for each other easy for us. See below for some of our favorite photos through out their wedding day. 

Congratulations to this beautiful couple we wish you both a life full of happiness and love.

Flowers - Cielo Rose 

Venue - Pomona Valley Mining Company

Video - Vier Photo & Video

Dj - Amaze Productions 

Susan & Jonathan's Elopement Wedding

Weddings are so expensive nowadays. Why have a huge wedding? 9 out of 10 times couples choose a large wedding because their family wants to celebrate with friends and family. Obviously some brides and grooms choose to have a large wedding because it’s that special fairytale they always imagined. However what if you could have that fairytale wedding without all the cost?

So many couples are choosing to save their money and celebrate their love in a smaller way with a wedding elopement. For so many years eloping was almost frowned upon...it was how you got married when you weren't supported by family or maybe a Romeo and Juliet situation was taking place. Times have changed and elopement weddings are now filled with excitement and adventure. Brides and grooms are traveling all over the world, with a smaller budget getting married over a cliff or next to a waterfall. An elopement wedding allows the sky to be the limit as far as location. 

We are so excited to add to our packages an elopement wedding section. Our Elopement Wedding Package starts at just $1000, and this package includes two photographers. We are in love with this new wedding elopement trend and can’t wait to work with our future brides and grooms. We are available for any location whether it be in California or Ireland....we are traveling photographers excited to be able to photograph your dream wedding. 

Congratulations to this beautiful couple. We know you will find all the love and happiness in the world.  

Samantha & Brady Wedding

It's hard enough for two people to fall in love. When you add a child it can sometimes make things more challenging. I hold a special place in my heart for step parents. My mother and I were lucky enough to have my step dad. He helped raise me from when I was a young kid and I am so grateful to have him in my life. I realize now as an adult that it takes a special person to take someone else's child and take them in as your own, I was lucky enough to have that. So, I must admit this love story truly pulled at my heart strings. This stunning bride found the perfect man. He absolutely adores her and her precious daughter. This was the very first wedding that we actually cried at (we don't suggest taking photos while crying -lol-)! This bride and groom chose to deliver handwritten vows. OMG!!!! Let's just say there was not a dry eye in the audience. Her vows were filled with so much love, and he even added vows to her daughter. They brought the little girl up and the groom read them aloud to her, such a touching moment.

Once the mushy gushy stuff was done these three were ready for the party! They had tons of fun dancing their hearts out and of course enjoying all the fun laughs with their guests. These three are such a fabulous family and we just know they will be together forever! Thank you both for allowing us to be your Orange County wedding photographers on your wedding day, it was truly a perfect wedding and we just know you both will enjoy a lifetime of happiness. We can't wait to photograph your events in the future!

Orange County Couples Photography


This awesome couple was too much fun to work with! They wanted their couple photos be taken at a local park in Lake Forest. They felt that since they are both kids at heart that it was the perfect spot. I actually photographed the these two about two years ago! I can’t believe it’s been that long.... but I had to share this super fun photography shoot. We love capturing the fun raw emotion of our couples. During this couple’s photography session it started pouring rain!! But we rocked it out anyway and we think these photos were definitely a success. Thank you two so much for allowing us to be your Orange County photographer. We wish you guys both the best in everything you do!

Sierra & Brandon at O'Neill Regional Park

Christmas pictures is always a must this time of year. But we know finding the perfect photographer can be a journey. Just always remember that one of the most important parts to picking your photographer is that you feel comfortable with them. You have to be able to loosen up and have fun with each other, so that your photographer can capture those fun candid moments together. 

This awesome couple is our cousin and his beautiful girlfriend. We had a ton of fun photographing these two. As photographers we are constantly offering to photograph our families, it always helps to practice and try new poses with our non paying clients. We are so lucky to have such an awesome family. Thank you both so much for allowing us to be your Orange County photographers. :)

 

Valerie & Kurt Idyllwild Wedding

When we are chosen to be someone's wedding photographer, we consider it to be the ultimate compliment. We know that we have a lot of competition in the wedding photography industry (especially in the Orange County area) and we know there are a ton of amazing photographers. We feel it comes down to, obviously our photos, but also the connection that we are able to form with our clients. These two were like our long lost friends. This bride and groom were way too much fun to work with and we couldn't be happier to be a part of their wedding day. 

When we arrived at the venue we immediately fell in LOVE. To say we had a million locations to take romantic pictures would be an understatement. Once we looked around for a bit, we met up with our beautiful bride Valerie, in a quant cabin in the woods. We had a blast photographing her getting all done up and taking her into the field to photograph her by herself. :)

Then it was time for the first look. The bride and groom were both a ball of nerves but both felt that they would calm down once they could see each other. The first look was a complete success; he was emotional seeing his gorgeous bride for the first time and we had a wonderful time capturing that serene moment.

Capturing romantics before the actual ceremony is always a good idea. It gives the bride and groom an opportunity to calm their nerves and just have a moment together. This couple was game for any and all of our photo ideas. We had this awesome bride traipsing around in her wedding dress and sandals all over the forest. But the results were totally worth it. So many awesome nature photos for this couple which was exactly what they were hoping to have. They are both avid hikers and really enjoy the outdoors. 

The ceremony was intimate and romantic. You could just feel their love for one another...there wasn't a dry eye in the crowd. We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to be their Orange County wedding photographers. We know that this couple will last a lifetime and then some. Congratulations!!  

 

Daisy & Jose Eagle Glen Golf Club Wedding

If you haven't had the pleasure of attending a wedding at Eagle Glen Golf Club, you should at least try a round of golf there sometime. This venue is simply gorgeous and full of awesome photography spots. Such an awesome venue! 

This gorgeous bride had two wedding dresses which is always fun for us! Having two dresses on your wedding day never used to be a "thing". But I think it's super fun and gives the bride a chance to have that classical timeless look her family may desire while still being able to have that fun "dance party" look she may want. We say "thumbs up"! 

We loved working with this bride and groom. Photographing weddings is always fun but when you have an awesome bride and groom like Daisy and Jose, it honestly makes the day that much better. Thank you both so much for letting us be your wedding photographers. We know you two will have an amazing marriage together. 

 

Venue: Eagle Glen Golf Club

Katherine's & Christopher's Engagement Shoot

True love..

These two are so deeply in love and so excited to finally become husband and wife! I had the best time photographing these two. But the love that these two have for each other is absolutely adorable. For those of you that don't know when you first get engaged all of these mixed emotions occur and can become overwhelming at times....but for this power couple they weren't stressed at all. They had planned out a majority of their wedding and they were still about 10 months away. I was truly impressed....I won't lie my husband and I were quite stressed during those engagement months. The pressure of having "THE PERFECT WEDDING" can make even the perfect couple a little dingy. But at the end of the day every wedding is perfect in their own special way. We can not wait to watch these two say "I do" on the best day of their lives. 

P.s. If your ever in search of a gorgeous place to take family photos, engagement photos, etc. O'Neill Regional Park in Trabuco Canyon is so gorgeous and a true treasure. 

Location: O'Neill Regional Park